The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon at Venables Theatre, Oliver

Event Dates:
  • Fri February 4, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sat February 5, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sun February 6, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Fri February 11, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Sat February 12, 2022 7:30 PM
  • Event Cost: Students $13.00-$15.00; Adults $22.50-$25.00; Groups of 10 or more $19.00 each
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The Black Bonspiel is set in the fictional rural town of Wildrose, Alberta in the mid-1930s.

Wullie MacCrimmon, like a good Scot, lives to curl. He and his rink are so good that he attracts the attention of the Devil herself, who makes an offer hard to resist: He will win the Brier — if on his death, he will curl on the Devil’s team in hell.

Wullie makes the deal — but with the proviso that he will save his soul if his rink can beat the Devil in a challenge match. And so, Wullie’s rink takes on the Devil’s crew of Guy Fawkes, Judas Iscariot and Macbeth and in the most crucial curling match of all time, a matter of after-life and death.

This is a fine, old-fashioned, funny story, firmly set in the Canadian prairies, as you’d expect from W. O. Mitchell. You might even call it a sweeping saga.

Written by W.O. Mitchell; Directed by Nathan Linders
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Buy tickets online at www.venablestheatre.ca. If you prefer to buy in person, the Ticket Office, at 6100 Gala Street in Oliver, is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also buy by phone during the same office hours. Call 250-498-1626.
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Single-show ticket prices are:
• Adults: $25 on day of show; $22.50 in advance
• Students with ID: $15 on day of show; $13 in advance

Consider a group night out with friends or co-workers – Adult Group Tickets (for 10 or more) are only $19 per person using the Promo Code “GROUP”.

For show & ticket details, visit www.soplayers.ca/bonspiel